Biochemical Restoration

Authored by Helen Parson

Edited by Alexander Bentley

Reviewed by Dr Ruth Arenas

Biochemical Restoration

 

Biochemical Restoration has become a buzzword in Rehab treatment and we’ve had many inquiries from people confused about what biochemical restoration actually is, and how it works on the body.

 

Addictions, eating disorders, and other emotional difficulties are hard things to live with, and many people want to change their lives by getting help. Many seek help outpatient treatment, but if the problem is severe and life encompassing, they may go and seek help in a treatment facility.

 

Rehabs are specially designed to give individual treatment and to focus on the person’s inner struggles. They make a person face their fears, hopes, dreams, and the challenges that they have in their lives. They have many different programs to help a person face their most challenging problems.

 

Here at Worlds Best Rehab Magazine we showcase in exceptional detail the very best rehabs in the World. Throughout each and every year we examine modalities, facilities, treatment options and overall value and produce a constantly changing and comprehensive list of the best treatment centers in the World, at any given moment.

 

In these rehabs, they have pioneering treatments not available elsewhere. They have very individual programs focusing exclusively on the person receiving treatment and one of those is biochemical restoration.

 

Biochemical Restoration Explained

 

Biochemical Restoration is a branch of Functional medicine and is the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the brain and body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body like amino acids, vitamins, minerals, trace elements, macronutrients, and other healthy materials11.J. L. Arbiser, R. Nowak, K. Michaels, Y. Skabytska, T. Biedermann, M. J. Lewis, M. Y. Bonner, S. Rao, L. C. Gilbert, N. Yusuf, I. Karlsson, Y. Fritz and N. L. Ward, Evidence for biochemical barrier restoration: Topical solenopsin analogs improve inflammation and acanthosis in the KC-Tie2 mouse model of psoriasis – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5593857/. For our bodies and brains to function optimally, we require optimal amounts of such substances.

Restoring the Brains Biochemistry

 

With our modern lifestyle, from eating habits to stress to our lack of physical activity, but most of all, through addictive behavior and substance abuse, we can be lacking in what our bodies need. Lab tests can determine these, and they can be restored. Addiction and other similar struggles are complex brain disorders22.M. Janson, Orthomolecular medicine: the therapeutic use of dietary supplements for anti-aging – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695174/.

 

Substance abuse can lead to lasting changes in brain biochemistry, it’s structure and its function. A modern lifestyle that is characterized by stress and unhealthy eating habits can add further biochemical deficits in our brain and body.

 

These deficits can lead to lifelong problems and struggles and leave us trying to find ways to make ourselves feel better. These imbalances can lead to cravings, anxiety, stress, depression, sleep problems, and difficult chances for a long-lasting recovery. Restoring the brain and healing the mind’s biochemistry is a top priority.

 

How does Biochemical Restoration work?

 

Lab tests can uncover issues like imbalances of amino acids, nutritional deficiencies, hypoglycemia, inflammation, adrenal fatigue, gut health, hormonal levels and neurotransmitters, while checking for heavy metals and toxicities.

 

Based on the tests, a tailor-made system of dietary plans can be put together to help the client. If you add physical activity and relaxation, the brain’s biochemistry can be restored, and symptoms of craving can be alleviated or even eliminated.

 

A healthy brain and body can significantly enable long term sobriety and improve cognitive skills and physical activity, emotional stability and well being can allow a person to benefit more from their recovery program. There will be less stress, and the person will be more relaxed and can concentrate during therapeutic sessions.

 

Biochemical Restoration Diet

 

A comparison of the symptoms of conditions that have developed due to addiction can give a better indication of where the biochemical equilibria are. Unchecked diet can also worsen depression, anxiety, and cravings that have been linked to relapse33.S. E. Jung, A. J. Bishop, M. Kim, J. Hermann, G. Kim and J. Lawrence, Nutritional Status of Rural Older Adults is Linked to Physical and Emotional Health – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511542/.

 

Proper nutrition can be the last piece of the puzzle that can successfully bring about a sober biochemical recovery.

 

Carbohydrates

 

Complex carbohydrates are healthy for the body. The consumption of vegetables, whole grains and beans becomes glucose, which is used as the body’s energy source.

 

Caffeine

 

Early sobriety disrupts sleep patterns and causes stress. Lowering caffeine intake can help reduce the effects on it.

 

Dietary fiber

 

The gastrointestinal system is usually beaten for substance abuse. Getting some fiber into the body can help the body recover faster.

 

Healthy fats

 

Taking healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, nuts and flaxseed can improve an addict’s diet. Avocado and olive oil can also help the body absorb vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

 

Protein

 

Neurotransmitters fire at will in the brain, but addiction deceives the brain in its reward system, reducing them. Proteins contain amino acids, which are the building blocks for neurotransmitters and can improve their functionality.

 

Processed foods

 

Liver rejuvenation can be important after an addiction. Eating artificial ingredients that contain processed foods can keep liver function at a higher rate.

 

Sugar

 

Alcoholics tend to have high blood sugar levels because all of the sugar is in alcohol. If you stay away from high-sugar foods, you can regulate blood sugar levels and regulate mood swings, anxiety, and depression.

 

In biochemical recovery, addiction is seen as a physical illness that needs to be alleviated. The remedy for this disease is to link laboratory results to symptoms and then change the diet. These changes help restore and repair the body to prevent addiction from recurring.

 

Through biochemical recovery, addicts treat the mind, body, and soul to have a greater chance of long-term sobriety.

 

Orthomolecular Restoration

 

Aside from complex dietary changes the medical element of biochemical restoration includes such procedures as daily a megadose of NAD (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) which is a co-enzyme of niacin, the key fuel for energy production in every cell of the body44.N. Braidy, J. Berg, J. Clement, F. Khorshidi, A. Poljak, T. Jayasena, R. Grant and P. Sachdev, Role of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide and Related Precursors as Therapeutic Targets for Age-Related Degenerative Diseases: Rationale, Biochemistry, Pharmacokinetics, and Outcomes – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277084/.

Cellular Recovery from Addiction

 

Treatments aim at detoxifying the whole body and repairing the damage done to the brain and body at the cellular level. This treatment can also prevent future illnesses and diseases. This is biochemical restoration in a nutshell, and it can genuinely help a person in their recovery process.

 

Biochemical Restoration Disadvantages

 

Many complaints have emerged about biochemical restoration usually surrounding the bold claims made by some of the ‘snakeoil’ salesmen of the rehab industry. Biochemical restoration has been proven to work as part of a holistic approach to treatment under nutri-medical supervision.

 

As with any treatment it is no magical ‘silver bullet’ and patients should be rightly alarmed at the growing number of substandard rehabs that claim to offer full Biochemical Restoration yet offer nothing more than a nutritionist.

 

Bio Restoration should be part of a treatment plan

 

Other treatments that are important complement each other and comprise a comprehensive treatment plan. Counseling is one on one and gives a person a chance to work through traumas and struggles. Psychoeducation to become more self-aware and introspective. Psychotherapy to dive deeper into emotional issues.

 

Nutritional counseling to learn good, healthy eating habits. Eating a healthy and whole foods diet to heal and maintain the body. Fitness training to learn new skills to exercise the body for good health. Acupuncture and reflexology to tap into the body’s systems to help regulate it. Massages to relax body and mind. Yoga to center and focus the mind. Spiritual guidance to heal spiritually.

 

These all work together to form a comprehensive treatment plan to heal the body, mind, and soul.

 

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    1.J. L. Arbiser, R. Nowak, K. Michaels, Y. Skabytska, T. Biedermann, M. J. Lewis, M. Y. Bonner, S. Rao, L. C. Gilbert, N. Yusuf, I. Karlsson, Y. Fritz and N. L. Ward, Evidence for biochemical barrier restoration: Topical solenopsin analogs improve inflammation and acanthosis in the KC-Tie2 mouse model of psoriasis – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5593857/
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    2.M. Janson, Orthomolecular medicine: the therapeutic use of dietary supplements for anti-aging – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2695174/
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    3.S. E. Jung, A. J. Bishop, M. Kim, J. Hermann, G. Kim and J. Lawrence, Nutritional Status of Rural Older Adults is Linked to Physical and Emotional Health – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511542/
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    4.N. Braidy, J. Berg, J. Clement, F. Khorshidi, A. Poljak, T. Jayasena, R. Grant and P. Sachdev, Role of Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide and Related Precursors as Therapeutic Targets for Age-Related Degenerative Diseases: Rationale, Biochemistry, Pharmacokinetics, and Outcomes – PMC, PubMed Central (PMC).; Retrieved September 28, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6277084/
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